|Posted on December 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM|
There never has been, is not, and never will be the Messiah in Baal (Christ)mas
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Ephesians: 5:11: And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Ezekiel/Yechizki’Yah: 2:5: And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.
Whydo “Traditional Christians” think that Xmas an ancient custom is moreimportant than YaHVeH’s Sabbaths? They believe it to be so much moresignificant that they will even deny YaHVeH’s commandment to keep HISSabbath kodesh /“holy”, which fulfills the saying of Yahshua the Mashiyach in the witness of Mark 7:
Mark/Yahochanan-Makabi: 7:6: He answered and said to them, Well has Isaiah/Yasha’Yah prophesied/naba/for told of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people repects ME with their lips, but their heart is far from ME.
M'r: 7:7: Howbeit in vain do they worship ME, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
M'r: 7:8: For laying aside the commandment of YaHVeH, you all hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
It’sno different today; the message Yahochanan/Yohn the one who immersed and Yahshua the Mashiyach spoke to the people of their day is to“Traditional Christianity” and “Judaism” today. It is these religious corporate organizations of men that are sitting in seats of power at present.
Wheredid this “tradition of men” come from? We can answer that question veryeasily with the knowledge (Dan. 12:4) we have today at our fingertipsthrough the Internet and books of history. I will start with my libraryof knowledge. This information is from Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia 2001. This is how simple it is to find out the truth of this ancientpre-Messiah, pagan “tradition of men”:
“Christmas is the feast of the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated on December 25. Primitive Christianity regarded the birth of Jesus as a significant moment, important for the understanding of his person. This convictionwas expressed in narrative form in the birth stories (Matthew 1-2; Luke1-2). Despite the beliefs about Christ that the birth storiesexpressed, the church did not observe a festival for the celebration ofthe event until the 4th century. The date was chosen to counter the pagan festivities connected with thewinter solstice; since 274, under the emperor Aurelian, Rome had celebrated the feast of the "Invincible Sun" on December 25. In the Eastern Church, January 6, a day also associated with the winter solstice, was initially preferred. In course of time, however, the West added the Eastern date as the feast of the Epiphany, and the East added the Western date of Christmas. Thus, the West subsequently divided the Christmas celebration between December 25 (thebirth of Christ and homage of the shepherds) and January 6 (the homageof the magi). In medieval Europe, folk customs connected with the winter solstice were perpetuated together with the church celebration. The Puritans in England and in New England tried to abolish Christmas, but that move was unpopular, and Christmas survived and has been developed commercially since the Industrial Revolution. This has had the effect of pushing back the Christmas festivities tothe period before Christmas; in the traditional church calendar thepre-Christmas season of Advent was one of quiet preparation, thefestivities belonging to the Twelve Days (December 25-January 6).”
Reginald H. Fuller
Bibliography: Gunston, John, Christmas and Epiphany (1967); Miles, C. A., ChristmasCustoms and Traditions (1976); McArthur, Alexander A., The Evolution ofthe Christian Year (1953); Wernecke, H. H., Christmas Customs Aroundthe World (1979).
Copyright (c) 2000 Grolier Interactive Inc.
Now notice I underlined two factual statements from the above quote. I underlined “the 4th century” and “the invincible Sun”. It’s important to remember these two statements to understand the rootof the deception, and how the lie became entrenched in our culture today. This quote is from The New Book of Knowledge Encyclopediacopyright 1980 By Grolier Incorporated, page 290:
“In early times this day was not one of the feast of the Christian Church. In fact, church leaders thought the celebration of birthdays to be a heathen custom. It is believed that Christmas was not celebrated until some 300 years after the birth of Christ.
No one is certain why December 25 was chosen. There is nothing in the New Testament to indicate that this is the date of the Nativity. It is believed that the efforts of the early Christians in Rome to change pagan customs into Christian rites led, in the 4th century A.D., to the adoption of December 25 as the date of the Christ Mass, o rfeast in honor of the birth of Christ. This day was probably chosen because, according to the calendar then in use, December 25 was the winter solstice, the time when days begin to grow longer in theNorthern Hemisphere. The sun-worshiping pagans had celebrated this day as the promise of spring.”
It’s important to remember the “sun-worshiping”connection to this custom, because it is the same custom thatEli'Yah/Eliyah confronted in his day in ancient Yisrael (1 Kings 18).
Doyou see how easy YaHVeH has made it today for us to find out this information so we can repent, and HE can begin to change our lives to believe in HIS Ben/Son Yahshua the Mashiyach, and repent from sin, and be immersed in His name (Acts2:38)? Sin is the transgression of YaHVeH’s Law/Torah (1 John 3:4)found in Exodus 20 and placed INSIDE the ark (1 Kings 8:9).
Are you still not convinced that YaHVeH hates this pagan celebration, and commands everyone who believes in HIS Ben Yahshua to come out of this abomination (Rev. 17:5; 18:4)? Well, let me give you some more information so you can come out of this vile pagan custom so YaHVeH can truly barak/barauch/prosper you. What does the scripture say:
Isaiah/Yasha'Yah:1:18: Come now, and let us reason together, said YaHVeH: though yoursins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
This information is taking from the book The Two Babylons or THE PAPAL WORSHIP by The Late Alexander Hislop, page 91:
“The festivals of Rome are innumerable; but five of the most important may be singled out for elucidation--viz., Christmas-day, Lady-day, Easter, the Nativity of St. John, and the Feast of the Assumption. Each and all of these can be proved to be Babylonian. And first, as to the festivalin honour of the birth of Christ, or Christmas. How comes it that that festival was connected with the 25th of December? There is not a word in the Scriptures about the precise day of His birth, or the time ofthe year when He was born. What is recorded there, implies that at what time soever His birth took place, it could not have been on the 25th of December. At the time that the angel announced His birth to the shepherds of Bethlehem, they were feeding their flocks by night in the open fields. Now, no doubt, the climate of Palestine is not so severe as the climate of this country; but even there, though the heat of theday be considerable, the cold of the night, from December to February, is very piercing, and it was not the custom for the shepherds of Judea to watch their flocks in the open fields later than about the end of October... *”
...Again, at the time of Christ's birth, the shepherds lay abroad watching with their flocks in the night time; but this was not likely to be in the middle of winter. And if any shall think the winter wind was not so extreme in these parts, let him remember the words of Christ in the gospel, 'Pray that your flight be not in the winter.' If the winter was so bad a time to flee in, it seems no fit time for shepherds to lie in the fields in, and women and children to travel in." Indeed, it is admitted by the most learned and candid writers of all parties * thatthe day of our Lord's birth cannot be determined, ** and that within the Christian Church no such festival as Christmas was ever heard oftill the third century, and that not till the fourth century was far advanced did it gain much observance. How, then, did the Romish Church fix on December the 25th as Christmas-day? Why, thus: Long before the fourth century, and long before the Christian era itself, a festival was celebrated among the heathen, at that precise time of the year, in honour of the birth of the son of the Babylonian queen of heaven; and it may fairly be presumed that, in order to conciliate the heathen, and to swell the number of the nominal adherents of Christianity, the same festival was adopted by the Roman Church, giving it only the name of Christ. This tendency on the part of Christians to meet Paganism half-way was very early developed; and we find Tertullian, even in his day, about the year 230, bitterly lamenting the inconsistency of the disciples of Christ in this respect, and contrasting it with the strict fidelity of the Pagans to their own superstition. "By us," says he,"who are strangers to Sabbaths, and new moons, and festivals, once acceptable to God, the Saturnalia, the feasts of January, the Brumalia, and Matronalia, are now frequented; gifts are carried to and fro, newyear's day presents are made with din, and sports and banquets are celebrated with uproar; oh, how much more faithful are the heathen to their religion, who take special care to adopt no solemnity from the Christians."
NoticeTertullian ask the a similar question I have asked many a time inChristian chat rooms on AOL, Ya-hoo and Pal talk. Why are YaHVeH’sSabbaths done away and these pagan fest that “Traditional Christianity”keep NOT? It is the ultimate in hypocrisy and fulfills what Yahshuasaid to the religious leaders of His day. You can just replace thewords “scribes and Pharisees” with traditional Judaism andtraditional Christianity:
Matthew/Matit’Yah-ha Levi: 23:13: But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees (traditional Judaism and traditional Christians),hypocrites! For you all shut up the kingdom of shameh against men: foryou neither go in yourselves, neither allow you all them that areentering to go in.
M't: 23:14: Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees (traditional Judaism and traditional Christianity),hypocrites! for you all devour widows' houses, and for a pretense makelong prayer: therefore you all shall receive the greater sentencing.
M't: 23:15: Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites (traditional Judaism and traditional Christians)! For you all compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, you all make him twofold more the child of Ge-Hinnom /hell than yourselves.
Here is part of a message I post in chat rooms on the Internet:
TraditionalChristianity has bowed its knees to Baal (I Kings 18). The Baalprophets of Eliyah’s day could not understand what he was talkingabout. The "many"(mat. 24:5)850 Baal (I Kings 18:19)prophets(Traditional Christianity/Broadway)stood against the one lone prophet/Nabiy of Yahveh (the few).
From Easton's Bible Dictionary:
Topics: Ba'al Text: lord.
(1.)The name appropriated to the principal male god of the Phoenicians. Itis found in several places in the plural BAALIM (Judg. 2:11; 10:10; 1Kings 18:18; Jer. 2:23; Hos. 2:17). Baal is identified with Molech(Jer. 19:5). It was known to the Israelites as Baal-peor (Num. 25:3;Deut. 4:3), was worshipped till the time of Samuel (1 Sam 7:4), and wasafterwards the religion of the ten tribes in the time of Ahab (1 Kings16: 31-33; 18:19, 22). It prevailed also for a time in the kingdom ofJudah (2 Kings 8:27; comp. 11:18; 16:3; 2 Chr. 28:2), till finally putan end to by the severe discipline of the Captivity (Zeph. 1:4-6).
Thepriests of Baal were in great numbers (1 Kings 18:19), and of variousclasses (2 Kings 10:19). Their mode of offering sacrifices is describedin 1 Kings 18:25-29.
NOW NOTICE THAT BAAL IS RELATED TO SUN GOD WORSHIP!
The SUN-god, under the general title of Baal, or "lord," was the chief object of worship of the Canaanites.Each locality had its special Baal, and the various local Baals weresummed up under the name of Baalim, or "lords." Each Baal had a wife,who was a colourless reflection of himself.
REMEMBER BAAL IS RELATED TO SUN GOD WORSHIP!
This Quote was taken from the book: The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon Chapter XX page 636-637:
"...The Christianity of Constantine must be allowed in a much more vague and qualified sense; and the nicest accuracy is required in tracing the slow and almost imperceptible gradations by which the monarch declared himself the protector, and at length the proselyte, of the church. It was anarduous task to eradicate the habits and prejudices of his education, to acknowledge the divine power of Christ and to understand that the truth of his revelation was incompatible with the worship of the gods. ...The obstacles which he had probably experienced in his own mind (Constantine) instructed him to proceed with caution in the momentous change of a national religion; and he insensibly discovered his new opinions, as far as he could enforcethem with safety and with effect. During the whole course of his reign,the stream of Christianity flowed with a gentle, though accelerated, motion: but its general direction was sometimes checked, and sometimesdiverted by the accidental circumstances of the times, and by theprudence, or possibly by the caprice, of the monarch. His ministerswere permitted to signify the intentions of their master in the variouslanguage which was best adapted to their respective principles;...
REMEMBER THAT BAAL IS RELATED TO SUN GOD WORSHIP!
... (7) And he (Constantine) artfully balanced the hopes and fears of his subjects, by publishing in the same year two edicts; the first of A.D. 321, which enjoined the solemnobservance of SUNDAY... (8)and the second directed the regular consultation of the Aruspices. (9)While this important revolution yet remained in suspense, theChristians and the Pagans watched the conduct of their sovereign withthe same anxiety, but with very opposite sentiments. The former wereprompted by every motive of zeal, as well as vanity, to exaggerate themarks of this favour and the evidences of his faith. The latter, tilltheir just apprehensions were changed into despair and resentment,attempted to conceal from the world, and from themselves, that the godsof Rome could no longer reckon the emperor in the number of theirvotaries. The same passions and prejudices have engaged the partialwriters of the times to connect the public profession of Christianitywith the most glorious or the most ignominious era of the reign ofConstantine.
REMEMBER THAT BAAL IS RELATED TO SUN GOD WORSHIP!
... (11) But the devotion of Constantine was more peculiarly directed to the genius of the Sun, the Apollo of Greek and Roman mythology; and he (Constantine) was pleased to be represented with the symbols of the god of Light and Poetry..."
2 Corinthians: 11:14: And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into a angel of light.
Constantinewas an unrepentant Sun god (Baal) worshiper! And he is the founder of"traditional Christianity" as you know it today (Catholic andProtestant west / including Greek Orthodox east ...Rev. 13:11).
Yahshua Mashiyach said and speaking in a religious context: M't: 23:9: And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your FATHER, which is in shameh.
THEROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IS THE CHURCH THAT APPOINTS THE TITLE: "pope" ="papa" = father ON ITS LEADER. THIS IS EVIL AND A GREAT SIN, REPENT!AND COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE, SAYS YAHVEH (REV.18:4).
Yahshua Mashiyach said: M't: 23:8: But be not you all called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Mashiyach; and all you are brethren.
Today we have both traditional "Christians" and unbelieving "Jews"/Yudee/Yudiy/Judiy, and maybe even "Messianic Jews" who respect the leader of the CatholicChurch. Both ignore Yahshua Mashiyach the Word of Yahveh. The Word isNOT in them:
Jeremiah /YirmiYah: 5:13: And the prophets shall become wind, and the Word is not in them: this shall be done to them.
The Ark of the Covenant of Yahveh is in shameh (Rev. 11:19). I believeYahshua took the Ark to Shamayim with Him when He ascended to YaHVeH's throne. The meaning of this is that religious leaders are entering the Promised Land WITHOUT Yahshua, which He has the Ark of the Covenant:
Numbers/B’midvar: 14:44: But they presumed to go up to the hilltop: nevertheless the Ark of the Covenant of YaHVeH, and Mosheh, departed NOT out of the camp.
Mosheh represented Yahshua Mashiyach (Gal. 3:24).
Now let's look at Jeremiah/Yirmi'Yah chapter 10. I have heard a "many"(Mat. 24:5) "Traditional Christian" deny that this chapter is evenspeaking about X-max. Where are their eyes to see with and ears to hearwith?
Jeremiah/YirmiYah: 10:1: Hear you all the Word, which YaHVeH spoke to you, O house of Yisrael:
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